Freight News, Sea

Dearer shipping from January

[ September 15, 2014   //   ]

Several shipping lines say that they will implement a fuel surcharge when the International Maritime Organisation’s new Emission Control Area for North Europe comes into force from 1 January 2015. They include leading container carrier MSC – further details are at The ECA imposes stringent new limits on ships’ sulphur emissions, forcing operators to either to switch from marine heavy oil fuel to more expensive marine diesel or fit expensive scrubber equipment to their vessels.

Peel Ports-owned shortsea operator BG Freight Line says it is adding a surcharge of €26 per teu for all UK East Coast ports and €34 per teu for Irish Sea and French Ports.

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